Thursday, September 22, 2016

40-4-Steve: Skating Lessons

Trevor has an ice skating recital every 10 weeks. For 30 minutes prior to the recital, friends and family can skate for free. The first time, Steve sat out. The next time, Trevor and I talked him into putting on skates and trying. Let's just say he's not a natural. Ten weeks later, he tried again. He made it around the rink once (almost) before the 30 minutes were up. When learning a new skill, it is not ideal to wait 10 weeks between attempts, especially when it takes you 26 minutes to feel comfortable enough just standing on skates to try actually moving.

Fast forward to March. Trevor had been taking lessons on Wednesdays for 13 months and had worked his way up through Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta and Gamma. The next level, Delta, isn't offered on Wednesdays, so we had to switch nights. Happily, we discovered that there was an adult class offered that partially overlapped with Delta! I signed us both up. Trevor would skate from 6:00 to 7:00. Steve and I would skate from 6:30 to 7:30.


I'm happy to report that Steve is now comfortable skating socially. Mission accomplished! Meanwhile, Trevor is working on beginning jumps. I can't wrap my head around that, even though I watch it each week. 

5 comments:

  1. So glad you are all enjoying it together!! That is so neat!

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  2. That's awesome that you got lessons! And how wonderful about Trevor's progression!! LOVING that page!!! Great pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Cool! You can now enjoy skating as a family! :)

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  4. Yay for Steve and Trevor! The first time I tried it I was able to do it, but my ankles hurt a lot after! Yikes!

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